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AVEM LARGE Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Red Glass Vase

AVEM LARGE Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Red Glass Vase
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Product Number: WS15078

£495.00




Description

Here is an exquisite, large and very heavy (2.2kg unpacked) 1950/60's Venetian glass vase, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. This piece was made by AVEM (Arte Vetraria Muranese), part of their "Bizantino" series (commonly referred to by collectors as "tutti-frutti") which was introduced in 1953. Similar items are shown in the book "AVEM, Arte Vetraria Muranese, Artistic Production 1932 - 1972" by Marc Heiremans (pages 106-109, 209, 218 and 222). Decorated with silver leaf, white zanfirico lattice filigree, twisted ribbon canes, and copper aventurine. All of this is surrounded with an inner casing of red glass, and an outer clear glass casing. At nearly 8 inches tall, this piece is much larger than most of the examples I've had before in this range.

Size

Measures approx 7.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks. The finish to the rim is polished slightly flat in a couple of places, but I am positive that this was done at the factory during manufacture, as the vase is the same height all the way around the rim, there is no loss that you would expect if it was a result of later restoration. I've tried to show this in the final pictures. Mentioned for accuracy and really nothing to worry about.

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